A Palm Springs Historic Hotel
Caliente Tropics has been the go-to Palm Springs getaway since the mid-1960’s. The year was‘64 to be exact, when the Polynesian-themed resort first opened its doors under the name “The Tropics.”
In those early days, the men walked the bamboo-lined halls in bell bottom pants, while the women lounged by the poolside in their itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-yellow-polka-dot-bikinis. By all accounts, it was a good time to be in Palm Springs. Good enough to attract the who’s-who of Hollywood and the music scene of the time.
Frank Sinatra — Ol’ Blue Eyes himself — patroned the resort along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and the rest of the Rat Pack regulars. They’d often be seen gathered at dinnertime in the Congo Room Steakhouse, and later conspiring at the underground Cellar bar, two of their favorite haunts of the day.
As the years went on, the popularity of The Tropics ebbed and flowed. Then, in the year 2000, new owners moved in and invested in its revival to the tune of $2.2 million. New restaurants were named and renamed, the resort underwent a facelift, and the ever-improving Caliente Tropics was ushered into a modern, 21st century world.
After one last change of the guard in 2015, here we are today, happy to say the Caliente Tropics Resort Hotel is the best deal in Palm Springs — if not for the tasteful tiki charm and comfortable beds, and if not for the area’s nicest pool and spa, or even the exquisite food and drink at the Evzin Palm Springs Restaurant and the Reef Bar, then perhaps for the rich history and our smiling staff that help make it all possible.
We invite you for a stay at the new Caliente Tropics. Experience Palm Springs’ best value resort hotel. We hope to see you soon.